Sixth form pupils follow a curriculum that as far as possible is tailored to their individual needs and prepares them for transition to adulthood.
We currently have 20 sixth form pupils who are divided into two pastoral group "Birkrigg" and "Fell foot". Pastoral groups are mixed ability and some teaching takes place in these groups. Pupils are then placed in a range of groups for different activities that reflect the individual needs of the pupils.
All pupils have two sessions of Maths and English each week and this taught in a functional way that prepares pupils for leaving school. Pupils also have the opportunity to take part in drama and art activities.All pupils gain a range of awards and qualifications in the sixth form. These include Towards Independence and Bronze and silver award.
All pupils have the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh's award at Bronze and Silver with many choosing to do so. The culmination of this is two camping expeditions that pupils while finding it a challenge enjoy the experience.
Pupils also prepare for leaving school and transition at post 19. Visits are made to residential providers Beaumont, Dilston and Lindeth Colleges as well as local further education colleges and day service providers. Pupils also get the opportunity for regular contact with the INSPIRA adviser.
Pupils in the sixth form do not wear uniform and are encouraged to develop their independence to the highest possible degree.
Pupils experience many inclusive opportunities. At present we have pupils attending technology and catering courses at both Barrow Sixth Form College and Ulverston Victoria High School.
All sixth form pupils have a work placement for at least one afternoon a week after a period of preparation. This can increase to a day or more as pupils move through the sixth form.
Work placements are catered to individual pupils needs and can range from local shops and cafes to working on a small farm.
All pupils in the sixth form swim take part in P.E and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities on a termly rotation.